The Caribbean has much more to offer than the cliché and touristy islands.
Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Go beyond the popular destinations and visit the lesser-known islands that boast of culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking views.
Below is a list of islands that are Caribbean’s best-kept secrets.
A French region, Guadeloupe is made up of multiple islands, which houses the great food and culture of the region. With its untapped nature, you can hike to its lush green, jungle-weathered mountains and quaint waterfalls. Rest and play at their multitude deserted black, white and golden sand beaches. The bonus is their consistent climate with hot temperatures and short sessions of rain.
Bonaire, a tiny island, is home of a vast underwater paradise along with breathtaking beaches. Swim among the wide array of corals and hundreds of fishes at their 63 official dive sites. If you are not a diving person, visit their endless caverns that are made up of around 400 caves. They also offer other activities for visitors like kite surfing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, among others.
Going away from the classic beachy islands, Saba does not have any beaches. Instead, it is packed with mountain landscapes and a potentially active volcano, Mount Scenery volcano. With each town having less than 2000 residents, it has a small and cosy feeling to it. You can hike along their natural trails or visit their variety of galleries and museums to learn about the local town’s culture and tradition.
- Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius, a Dutch island, is one of the few Caribbean islands that have unspoiled natural beauty, thanks to it being devoid of mass tourism. The tropical island has rare and exotic living this with 35 endangered or vulnerable species. They also boast of many natural wonders, including coral reefs, woodlands and seagrass beds.
Live the Caribbean dream with Anguilla’s white-sand beaches, coconut palms and open-sided beach bars. The Eastern Caribbean Island offers glass-bottomed kayaking, breathtaking snorkelling and sailing activities among their clear waters and vibrant reefs. The total of 33 beaches serves as vacation heaven with almost 12 miles of white sand. However, Anguilla is not a budget destination and will require you to loosen your purse strings.
Visit these lesser-known untouched islands in the Caribbean for a memorable vacation.